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Ultraman Dyna is a tokusatsu series that ran from 1997 to 1998, part of the Ultra franchise. It functions as a Sequel Series to Ultraman Tiga, set seven years after the series' end.

In the Neo Frontier era, humans have begun terraforming Mars and other planets. To this end, a new incarnation of GUTS, Super GUTS, has been made to combat various threats. Shin Asuka, a light-hearted member of the team, becomes Dyna's host when the alien Spheres come to invade Mars. Now, he fights for the Neo Frontier whenever he is needed, either as a Super GUTS agent or as Ultraman Dyna.

A film set during the series, entitled Ultraman Tiga and Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light was produced. Dyna/Asuka also returns in the later films Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends and Ultraman Saga.

In 2022 the series received a spiritual remake and homage in Ultraman Decker, meant to celebrate Dyna's 25th anniversary (along with the 55th anniversary of Ultraseven); some kaiju and aliens of this series make appearances while others receive homages.

Ultraman Dyna provides examples of:

  • Alternative Foreign Theme Song: Much like Ultraman Tiga before it, mainland Chinese censors omitted Dyna's theme songs with their own music. Dyna's opening credits are notably replaced by an original song called "Friend of Justice" performed by Nicholas Tse.
  • Big Bad: The Spheres provides the main conflicts throughout the series.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The final attempted invasion of the Spheres have been thwarted, and the Neo Frontier universe is saved from further cataclysm. However, the destruction of Gransphire opens a wormhole and Asuka/Dyna are sucked into it, sending him to another universe, being the World of the Land of Light.note 
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his immaturity, Asuka is a capable and courageous fighter.
  • The Cameo: Several characters from Booska! Booska!! briefly appear in the post-series special Ultraman Dyna: The Return Of Hanejiro.
  • Combining Mecha: Smaller Vehicles to Bigger Vehicle kind with the Super GUTS Machines, Alpha-go, Beta-go and Gamma-go combining to become the GUTS Eagle.
  • Dark Is Evil: Fake Dyna's Solgent Ray has a dark color, compared to Ultraman Dyna's usual Solgent Ray.
  • Denser and Wackier: While Ultraman Tiga had its humorous episodes and moments, Ultraman Dyna leans more towards humor with a more flippant Idiot Hero, a hammier team commander, and senior agents who admonish Asuka for his behavior.
  • Disappeared Dad: Asuka's father disappeared years ago in a mysterious light. He is joined by Asuka in the final episode.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Miracle Type allows Dyna to split into copies of himself to attack his enemies.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Gransphere, the final form of the Spheres and an unbelievably massive Planet Eater. Making it even more so is it appears more as a living black hole most of the time than anything remotely normal. Even when its true nature is seen, it's distorted and warped compared to the normal ones, constantly shifting. When it's finally killed (after eating most of the solar system), its death opens up a dimensional rift and Dyna spends quite some time wandering the multiverse after being sucked in.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Alien Gregorl thought he could replace Dyna should he beat Dyna in a Curb-Stomp Battle, and got really confused when people start to cheer for losing Dyna.
  • Evil Knockoff: A well-intentioned but misguided variation with Terranoid, an artificial Ultraman created under the F-plan of TPC in order to eliminate dependency on Dyna. Terranoid's body gets taken over by the Spheres and is used as a weapon.